Volunteer Training Opportunities

The Nature Conservancy is excited to announce Oregon’s 2014 spring training guide! This year’s trainings will provide volunteers with a variety of opportunities to develop and expand leadership and naturalist skills whiles helping to protect some of Oregon’s most remarkable places. To apply for any of the listed opportunities, please contact Molly Dougherty at or (503) 802-8100.            

Volunteer Naturalist & Hike Leader Trainings

Do you enjoy working with people and have a desire to learn more about Oregon’s natural history? If so, then we encourage you to become a volunteer naturalist! Naturalist duties include greeting visitors, answering questions, and fostering compliance with visitor guidelines at our most heavily visited preserves. Volunteers patrol “their” preserves at least twice during the 2014 field season.

The Nature Conservancy will also offer a series of volunteer-led hikes during the 2014 field season. We will introduce the hike leader program during the three naturalist trainings, and naturalists are encouraged to participate! 

  • Tom McCall Preserve (season April – June): Saturday, April 5
  • Camassia Natural Area (season April – June): Saturday, April 12
  • Cascade Head Preserve (season May – October): Saturday, May 17 
Crew Leader Training

Do you like working outside? Are you looking for a way to hone your leadership skills and share your appreciation for the natural world? Then this training opportunity is for you! Crew leaders provide support and leadership for work parties around the state. Volunteers commit to leading two work parties during the 2014 field season.

  • Training: Saturday, May 10 (at our Portland office)

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